Saturday, November 8, 2008

Fisk-a-teer of the Year 2008

We've just completed a very full day of the most amazing event ever! The four of us had such a fun and very chatty 10 1/2 hour trip down. We got up early, anxiously waiting for the big day to begin. Angela did a fantastic job planning out this Fisk-a-friendzy. There were fun surprises around every corner. The biggest surprise to me was when we went on our train ride!

We are in the heart of Virginia City and we had 'real live' old west cowboys on our chartered train. They were a hoot and really played up their rolls. At one point, the train stopped and we all looked out the window at an authentic lookin' noose that was staged on the hill outside the train. One of the cowboys grabbed my arm and shouted to everyone that 'them cowboys had picked someone to go hang.' They dragged me off the train and proceeded to play out this skit about how and why they needed to hang me. Everyone got off the train for the big event and then Suzanne (from Fiskars TV) stepped in saying that she was there to protect the fiskateers, after all, they are so important to the community. She then had some words to say about me personally and pulled out these 3 feet tall scissors! They are HUGE! Giant scissors that really cut! My name and new title 'Fiskateer of the Year' was engraved on them. I was also presented with a stamp that says 'created by Julie Overby, Fiskateer of the year 2008.' I was just speechless!

It was so neat to have Stephanie (Fisakateer legend) and Suzanne there. Of course, it was especially fun to have my good buddies there who actually stood by as the gentlemen continued in a shoot out (skit) and then took me up for a hanging! Angela helped cut me free with my new, gigantic scissors so all was good. LOL!

It was so fun seeing some the N50 girls who I'd gotten to know in Texas last year when Fiskars sent 50 of us to Texas where they spoiled us rotten. At this event there were 100 of us and of course we were all terribly spoiled again. I love how Fiskars is so supportive of their crafting community. A truly amazing company.

Ready to see some photos? These are not from my camera. I will share more from the crop when I get home. These are just of the hanging...I mean presentation.


































So, I had to climb up this hill in front of 100 people with these strange cowboys and my good friends Lucy, Kris and Jodi just stood around and watched. **gasp**

I had no choice but to tie them up to tracks! LOL!













All kidding aside, I'm completely honored to accept the title of Fiskateer of the year 2008. This has been a weekend I'll never forget!

19 comments:

Colleen said...

Congrats on the title. What a fun way to present the title.

{jennie} said...

Congrats, Julie. Well deserved! Enjoy the honor.
Jennie #414

Debby said...

I'm glad I came here just to see if I could get the story. YEAH Gal! Whoo Hoo! Gitty up Julie! Way to High 'em High! Oh, my goodness. We are truly Fiska-sisters. Me Laura and YOU! How many times have you piched yourself?

Kelly Jo said...

Congratulations, Julie! You so deserve this Honor!
Fisk-a-Love~ Kelly Jo

Audrey Pettit said...

I've got chills for you, Julie! What a cool, cool story! And a huge congratulations on making Fiskateer of the Year!

Vicki in MD said...

congrats on the title and enjoy your year! what a cool way to present it to you.

Jennie said...

wow congrats, yay for you!!!

Juliana said...

Congrats on the great news Julie! So well deserved! And how fun your weekend sounds!

Leigh said...

Congratulations!!
That's so awesome!!

Patti Smith said...

Congrats to you Julie....I'm so very happy for you on this well deserved honor...(((Hugs))) my friend....

melita said...

I am beyond thrilled for you Julie!! You totally deserve this! Congratulations!!!!

Renee Dowling said...

Woohooo Julie!!
I'm so happy for you girl! and sounds like a hoot!
Reneexx

ellen said...

congrats! that is awesome!

LoRi said...

How FabuLoUs!!! Congratulations!!

Pepper Potts said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! So well deserved! Enjoy your new scissors! :) can't wait to see them in person! :) xox Carlee #2225

KateB said...

congrats! Looks like ya'll had FUN too! Different activities, different goodies but TONS Of FUN!

Kate F# 4529

Wendy Kwok said...

You looked like you had fun! Enjoy the title and honor.

valken said...

Congrats agin Julie. Loved that picture of your friends on the track. Proud to be the mom of one of the fiskateer of the year.

Mardi said...

CONGRATULATIONS Julie! How fun was that, the only sad part for me is not being there to see your face when this was all going on!
Again Congrats!
Mardi

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